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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 21, 2010 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The rules of forum posting - a reminder for newcomers

And now you know why I am on the right coast. The only hurdle I run into in Virginia is finding a range that I can shoot mine on.

Okay, that and Mrs. Mando not fully supporting my efforts to acquire more ammo - at around $4.75 a round.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 21, 2010 10:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The rules of forum posting - a reminder for newcomers

Haven't shot them in years, but fond memories of using my father's S&W .45 1914 Br. Service revolver (quite the kick), and .303 1903 Lee Enfield (with 18" bayonet!) years ago (my oldman and one of my brothers did a lot of shooting, mostly trap/skeet competitions, but the family heirlooms from WWI were always my favs). I recall ammo being very difficult to come by, and they loaded their own...but that was in the 60s.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Apr 21, 2010 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The rules of forum posting - a reminder for newcomers

Not cheap is it? When Commiefornia banned those 50 BMG rifles, the custom gunsmiths screwed the barrels one more turn and now these Barrets fire something called the 510 Bell. The chamber is about 1/16 inch too short for the original rounds; so they are legal again.

There isn't much difference between the two either. Kind of like saying, "you can keep your 12 guage shotgun; but you can't have the longer 3 inch chambers any more.

You see, these stupid gun phobes banned the 50 BMG caliber and not the rifles. The people who own them are not poor by any means; so they are always one step ahead of the politicians...

This post was modified by cousinkix1953 on 2010-04-22 02:01:38

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 21, 2010 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The rules of forum posting - a reminder for newcomers

Even here in Gun-Friendly AZ, many of the better ranges (Ben Avery is my favorite) wont allow that cannon. Too bad, it is a blast to shoot. However, based on the financial issues you mentioned, I find it much simpler to use my brothers customized Remington 700 with .300 WinMag rounds. Not quite the fear factor, but quite accurate with quality rounds.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Apr 21, 2010 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The rules of forum posting - a reminder for newcomers

You can load your own .30/06 equivalent ammo for that 300 Win Magnum and save the black and blue shoulder bruises too. This is more than enough for any critter or drug cartel dirtbag that you may encounter in Arizona.

The same politicians, who want to legalize marijuana in Commiefornia want to take away the guns. They are true hypocrites; who can't decide whether prohibition works or not.

Look up the track records of Meg Whitman and Tom Campbell and you'll realize that voting Republican isn't gonna protect anybody's rights any more. These anti-gun candidates are no better than the Democratic incumbents like Feinstein and Boxer...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 22, 2010 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Decisions, decisions...........

I'm not sure Mrs. Mando is too pleased with you right now. All of this talk has me looking again. I dropped the hint last night that I was looking at the CDL and XCR variants of the 700.

She promptly reminded me of the new guitar and with the very unambiguous "look" that I have come to instantly recognize after 26 years I immediately changed the subject.

Remington makes superb products - I have an 1100 3" 12 gauge with a 30" vent ribbed steel shot goose barrel and an 870 ATAC-S for Home defense crowd thinning.

Growing up on the East coast we never had much of a need for a real long gun for the hunting we did - waterfowl, quail, dove, pheasant, small upland game - and shotguns were what we used most. Now that we are out in a more rural area of Va Beach a long gun (that I can actually use) is in order. The BMG is a great weapon, but I just haven't had much of a need for a 2000 meter "pink mist" shot.

Any experience with Marlins? I have a friend who grew up in Oregon and swears by his .444. But again, who needs 1.5 tons of muzzle energy?

Who "wants" 1.5 tons is a completely different question.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 23, 2010 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Decisions, decisions...........

My son, the Ranger currently on his second tour in Iraq, is due to come home this summer and is lined up for Sniper School at Benning. I'm so freakin' jealous. Well, if you can't live vicariously through your kids, what's the point of having them?

jk of course.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 23, 2010 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Decisions, decisions...........

SDH -

Glad to hear he's coming home and has a sweet set of orders he wants.

Make sure to thank him for his service for me.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 23, 2010 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Decisions, decisions...........

I have often told him that there is a group of cyber-freaks who've more than once expressed their gratitude and support for his service. While he may not understand much about our little collective here, he certainly appreciates the kind thoughts.

He is still mulling over going for the "Tower of Power" (HALO and Scuba School along with Sniper School). I still can't get over the transformation in that kid. He went from a typical slacker teenager to an incredible young man in just a few years. It was as if a light switch was turned on during basic. Whenever he talks about whether ot not he will make the Army his career, I tell him to really think about it and that I can count on one hand the number of people I know who can say they truly love their job.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 23, 2010 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Decisions, decisions...........

That's great SDH. That 'light switch' comment gives me hope for my two teens who are quite slackerish.

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